Appellation: Willamette Valley
Chalice Estate Vineyard shares a fence line with famed King Estate Winery, and winemaker Aaron Lieberman turned proprietor Pamela Frye’s fruit into a Platinum for her Iris Vineyards project for the second straight year. Bright notes of boysenberry, strawberry and Rainier cherry pick up orange oil and cinnamon for a nicely layered and remarkably priced example of Pinot Noir that earned its way into the 2020 Platinum Judging via a gold medal at the Oregon Wine Competition in Ashland.
Rated “Platinum” by Wine Press Northwest.
Production: 5,200 cases
Food pairings: Enjoy with poultry, dishes featuring mushrooms, root vegetables, fried fare, soft cheeses or cured meat.
Iris Vineyards tasting room
82110 Territorial Highway
Eugene, OR 97405
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